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Alexander Buller Turner

Deceased Person from United Kingdom

Alexander Buller Turner Alexander Buller Turner VC (22 May 1893 – 1 October 1915) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. Turner was born at home in Reading, Berkshire on 22 May 1893 to Charles Turner, Royal Berkshire Regiment, and Jane Elizabeth (née Buller). He was educated at Wellington College, Berkshire and commissioned into the Special Reserve of Officers, Royal Berkshire Regiment, 3rd (Reserve) Battalion, in 11 September 1914. He was subsequently transferred to 1st Battalion. He was 22 years old, and a second lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Berkshire Regiment (Princess Charlotte of Wales's), British Army, attached to 1st Battalion during the First World War when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC: On 28 September 1915 at Fosse 8, near Vermelles, France, when the regimental bombers could make no headway, Second Lieutenant Turner volunteered to lead a new bombing attack. He made his way down the communication trench practically alone, throwing bombs incessantly with such dash and determination that he drove off the Germans  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1893-05-22
Place of birth
Reading
Nationality
United Kingdom

Death

Date of death
1915
Place of death
Chocques

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